Gimme Back My Bullets

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Gimme Back My Bullets
GimmeBackMyBullets LynyrdSkynyrdalbum.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 2, 1976
RecordedSep. 7-9, 1975 at the Record Plant, Los Angeles (tracks 2,4,8) and Nov. 28-30, 1975 at Capricorn Studios, Macon, Georgia
GenreSouthern rock, hard rock
Length34:57
LabelMCA
ProducerTom Dowd
Lynyrd Skynyrd chronology
Nuthin' Fancy
(1975)
Gimme Back My Bullets
(1976)
One More from the Road
(1976)
Singles from Gimme Back My Bullets
  1. "Double Trouble"
    Released: February 2, 1976
  2. "Gimme Back My Bullets"
    Released: 1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[2]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[3]

Gimme Back My Bullets is the fourth studio album by the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, released on February 2, 1976. It reached #20 on the U.S. albums chart. The album was certified Gold on 1/20/1981 by the RIAA.

The album was originally titled Ain't No Dowd About It, in tribute to the producer Tom Dowd, whom the band idolized. It remains the only studio album by the pre-crash lineup to have not yet reached platinum or higher in the United States, though it did include minor hits "Gimme Back My Bullets" and "Double Trouble."

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis covered the song "Every Mother's Son" on his 1996 solo album, Martin + Me.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Gimme Back My Bullets"3:28
2."Every Mother's Son"
4:56
3."Trust"
  • Collins
  • Rossington
  • Van Zant
4:25
4."I Got the Same Old Blues"J.J. Cale4:08
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Double Trouble"
  • Collins
  • Van Zant
2:49
2."Roll Gypsy Roll"
  • Collins
  • Rossington
  • Van Zant
2:50
3."Searching"
  • Collins
  • Van Zant
3:17
4."Cry for the Bad Man"
  • Collins
  • Rossington
  • Van Zant
4:48
5."All I Can Do Is Write About It"
  • Collins
  • Van Zant
4:16
  • Sides one and two were combined as tracks 1–9 on CD reissues.
1999 CD reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
10."Gimme Back My Bullets" (Live at the Winterland in San Francisco, CA, March 7, 1976)
  • Rossington
  • Van Zant
4:18
11."Cry for the Bad Man" (Live at the Winterland in San Francisco, CA, March 7, 1976)
  • Collins
  • Rossington
  • Van Zant
5:35
  • Tracks 10-11 are previously unreleased
2006 CD Deluxe Edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
10."Double Trouble" (Live at the Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales, November 4, 1975)
  • Collins
  • Van Zant
3:13
11."I Got the Same Old Blues" (Live at the Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales, November 4, 1975)Cale4:13
12."Gimme Back My Bullets" (Live at the Winterland in San Francisco, CA, March 7, 1976)
  • Rossington
  • Van Zant
4:18
13."Cry for the Bad Man" (Live at the Winterland in San Francisco, CA, March 7, 1976)
  • Collins
  • Rossington
  • Van Zant
5:35
14."All I Can Do Is Write About It" (Acoustic Version)
  • Collins
  • Van Zant
4:24
15."Double Trouble" (Alternate Version)
  • Collins
  • Van Zant
2:51
2006 Deluxe Edition bonus DVD
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Double Trouble"
  • Collins
  • Van Zant
 
2."I Ain't the One"
  • Rossington
  • Van Zant
 
3."Call Me the Breeze"Cale 
4."I Got the Same Old Blues"Cale 
5."Every Mother's Son"
 
6."Sweet Home Alabama"
 
7."Free Bird"
  • Collins
  • Van Zant
 

Personnel[edit]

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Additional personnel
  • The Honkettes - background vocals ("Double Trouble","Cry for the Bad Man")
  • Lee Freeman - harp ("I Got the Same Old Blues")
  • Barry Lee Harwood - dobro, mandolin ("All I Can Do Is Write About It")

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "Gimme Back My Bullets - Lynyrd Skynyrd | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: L". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 1, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ McGee, David (2011). "Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gimme Back My Bullets : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on February 14, 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2011.